Community History Collection
Speaker: Anon., 1934 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Cutting, A, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Brief family background in Barbados, describes education at Government Industrial School, doing well, corporal punishment. Recalls lectures given about what to expect when going to England. Oulines arrival in Liverpool, 1957, coming to leicester, 1958. Mentions jobs at Hartopp's bottling plant, Blue Boar Lane, and at Lawn Nursing Home. Comments on being prepared for racism by lectures. Mentions marriage, saving for house through Credit Union, finding accomodation, first impressions of England, coping with the cold, finding food, missing Barbados. Comments that Caribbean community was more mixed then. Describes buying first house, mentions husband worked at Gamble Shoe Factory. Describes leisure activities when young, changing perceptions of black community. Talks about activities now retired, starting Black Mothers' Group. Mentions parents, difficulties of returning to live in Barbados.
Place of birth: Barbados
Education: Government Industrial School, Barbados
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Plantation overseer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 10/3/1999
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: CHCL
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